BROWNE FAMILY

I. MONTAGUE LINE

Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Robert BROWNE (Sir)

2. Stephen BROWNE (Sir)

3. Joan BROWNE


Joan BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: John HENEAGE ABT 1430

Married 2: Ralph HAWLEY


Robert BROWNE (Sir)

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)


Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Born: 1402

Died: 1460, Beechworth Castle, Surrey

Notes: Treasurer of the Household to Henry VI.

Father: Robert BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Eleanor FITZALAN 1437

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

2. George BROWNE (Sir)

3. William BROWNE

4. Thomas BROWNE

5. Jane BROWNE

6. Catherine BROWNE

7. Robert BROWNE (Sir)


William BROWNE

Born: 1441

Died: 1501

Buried: St. Nicholas Chapel, Calais, France

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN


Robert BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1433, Chilham, Kent, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married: Mary MALLET (dau. of Sir William Mallet, Knight) ABT 1463, Chilham, Kent, England

Children:

1. Eleanor BROWNE


Eleanor BROWNE

Born: 1464, Chilham, Kent, England

Notes: as Eleanor Kempe, served in Catherine Parr's household from 1543-1547 and was one of the longest serving and most loyal of Mary Tudor’s ladies. She was part of Mary’s household by 1547 and was still there in 1558 when the Queen died. Eleanor’s will is dated 21 Aug 1560.

Father: Robert BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary MALLET

Married 1: Thomas FOGGE (Porter of Calais) (d. 16 Aug 1512)

1. Anne FOGGE

2. Alice FOGGE

Married 2: William KEMPE of Ollantigh and Spains Hall (b. 1487 - d. 28 Jan 1535) ABT 1512, Kent, England

Children:

3. Emeline KEMPE (d. BEF 1538) (m. Reginald Scott)

4. Thomas KEMPE (d. 7 Mar 1591) (m.1 Anne Moyle - m.2 Joan Fermor - m.3 Cecily (Catherine) Cheney)

5. John KEMPE

6. Edward KEMPE

7. Anthony KEMPE of Slindon (Esq.) (b. BEF 1529 - d. 1597) (m.1 Anne Conyers - m.2 Margery Gage)

8. Francis KEMPE (b. BEF 1534 - d. 1597) (m. Eleanor Carew)

9. George KEMPE (d. AFT 1570)

10. Cecily KEMPE

11. Faith KEMPE

12. Mary KEMPE

13. Margaret KEMPE


Jane BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married: Oliph LEIGH


Catherine BROWNE

Born: 1435

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married: Humphrey SACKVILLE

Children:

1. Richard SACKVILLE

2. Catherine SACKVILLE

3. William SACKVILLE (b. ABT 1474 - d. 1508)

4. Elizabeth SACKVILLE

5. John SACKVILLE

6. Edward SACKVILLE


Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1443

Died: 19 Nov 1506

Buried: Calais

Notes: Standard Bearer of England 1485, Esquire for the Body, Governor of Queenborough Castle in Kent, and Knighted 1486. Constable of yea Castle of Calais, 1503. Will dated 25 Sep 1505.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married 1: Eleanor OUGHTRED Jan 1488, St Wilfred's, York, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE

Married 2: Lucy NEVILLE

Children:

2. Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

3. Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

4. Lucy BROWNE

5. William BROWNE

6. Henry BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Died: 1511

Notes: Some sources says she was daughter of Lucy Neville, others that she was a bastard. Was at court as a maid of honor to Elizabeth of York (where she was paid £5 per annum) shortly before the queen’s death. She had the misfortune to fall in love with Charles Brandon. They both lived in the household of the Earl of Essex c.1506. They were betrothed, and lived together as man and wife, but after Anne became pregnant with their first child, Anne, Brandon abandoned her to marry her aunt, Margaret Neville, a wealthy widow. When that marriage was declared null and void, on the grounds of Brandon’s precontract with Anne, he returned to her and married her in 1508/9. Anne died the following year, probably shortly after giving birth to a second daughter, Mary). Sir Anthony Browne's Will states she was his next heir after Anthony, so she was not illegitimate. In Lucy Neville's will, there is no ref to a late dau., nor to Brandon grand-daughters.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor OUGHTRED

Married: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk) AFT 25 Sep 1505/ ANNULATION/ REMARRIED ABT 1508

Children:

1. Anne BRANDON (B. Powis)

2. Mary BRANDON (B. Monteagle)


William BROWNE

Born: 1503

Died: 1542

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Lucy NEVILLE


Henry BROWNE

Born: 1506

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Lucy NEVILLE

Married: Anne HAZELHURST

Elizabeth BROWNE (C. Worcester)

Born: ABT 1502, Bechworth, Surrey, England

Died: 20 Apr 1565 / 23 Apr 1565 / BEF 23 Oct 1565

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Lucy NEVILLE

Married: Henry SOMERSET (2° E. Worcester) BEF 1527

Children:

1. Anne SOMERSET (C. Northumberland)

2. William SOMERSET (3º E. Worcester)

3. Lucy SOMERSET (B. Latimer)

4. Eleanor SOMERSET

5. Thomas SOMERSET (d. 1586)

6. Charles SOMERSET

7. Francis SOMERSET (d. 10 Sep 1547, in battle)

8. Jane SOMERSET

9. Mary SOMERSET

¿10. Henry SOMERSET?


Lucy BROWNE

Born: 1501

Died: 26 Nov 1557

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Lucy NEVILLE

Married 1: Thomas CLIFFORD (Sir Knight) ABT 1522, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Maud) CLIFFORD

Married 2: John CUTTE AFT Mar 1543

Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Born: 29 Jun 1500

Died: 6 May 1548, Byfleet, Sussex, England

Buried: Battle in Susan

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Lucy NEVILLE

Married 1: Alice GAGE ABT 1525, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

2. William BROWNE of Elsing

3. Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

4. Mary BROWNE

5. Henry BROWNE

6. Francis BROWNE

7. Lucy BROWNE

8. Thomas BROWNE

Married 2: Elizabeth FITZGERALD (C. Lincoln) ("Fair Geraldine") AFT 1540


Lucy BROWNE

Born: ABT 1538, Easebourne, Sussex, England

Died: BEF 10 Jul 1606, Kent, England

Buried: 10 Jul 1606, St. Dunstan Church, Canterbury, Kent, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married: Thomas ROPER of Eltham (b. 1536 - d. 1598) (son of William Roper and Margaret More)

Children:

1. Anthony ROPER

2. William ROPER

3. Henry ROPER

4. Charles ROPER

5. Francis ROPER

6. Thomas ROPER

7. Phillip ROPER

8. Mary ROPER

9. Elizabeth ROPER

10. Martha ROPER

11. Catherine ROPER

12. Mabel ROPER

13. Lucy ROPER


Francis BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married: Anne GORING (dau. of Sir William Goring of Burton)


Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)

Born: ABT 1536

Died: 25 Aug 1610, Ireland

Notes: had enjoyed the favour of Queen Mary, and was a gentlewoman of the privy chamber. But she was less welcome at the court Elizabeth I, as Mabel's recusant leanings were well known. She kept a number of priests in her household, including her private chaplain Nicholas Eustace, who was related to the Catholic rebel James Eustace, 3rd Viscount Baltinglass, and she hired the suspected Father Compton to serve as the tutor of her children. She was innocent of the charge that she intended to have one of her sons taken to Spain to be brought up with Jane Dormer, duchess of Feria, but she was a close friend of the duchess from the time they had both been at the court of Mary Tudor. According to Vincent P. Carey, author of Surviving the Tudors: The 'Wizard' Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586, Mabel "maintained a refuge and library for the Jesuit missionary Robert Rochfort".

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married: Gerald FITZGERALD (11° E. Kildare) 28 May 1554

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Eveleen) FITZGERALD

2. Gerald FITZGERALD (B. Offaley)

3. Henry "Na Tuagh" FITZGERALD (12° E. Kildare)

4. William FITZGERALD (13° E. Kildare)

5. Mary FITZGERALD (B. Delvin)


Mary BROWNE

Born: ABT 1527, Cowdray Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Died: AFT 1592

Notes: known to have been a daughter of Sir Anthony Browne. By which wife, however, I do not know although it appears most likely that it was his first, as there is no mention of Mary being illegitimate. She married Lord John Grey, a younger son of Thomas Grey, 2° Marquis of Dorset. He was imprisoned along with his brother, Henry, Duke of Suffolk, after Wyatt’s Rebellion in 1554, but Mary’s family, who supported Queen Mary, contrived his release. Under Queen Elizabeth, Grey was granted Pyrgo and the queen visited him there in 1561. After her first husband’s death, Mary married Henry Capell of Hadham Hall. Her daughter Margaret married his son Arthur. The Queen visited Hadham Hall on progress in 1578. On Capell’s death, Mary inherited, among other things, her coach and the two horses that went with it. She moved to the other Capell seat, Rayne, while Arthur, took possession of Hadham Hall.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married 1: John GREY of Pirgo

Children:

1. Henry GREY (B. Grey)

2. Margaret GREY

3. Frances GREY

4. Elizabeth GREY

5. Edward GREY

6. Thomas GREY

7. John GREY

8. Jane GREY

9. Anne GREY

Married 2: Henry CAPELL (Sir Sheriff of Essex)


Thomas BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John BROWNE

2. Son BROWNE


John BROWNE

Born: 1584, London & Rehoboth, Mass.

Died: 10 Apr 1662, Rehoboth, Mass.

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Dorothy BEAUCHAMP?

Children:

1. Mary BROWNE

2. John BROWNE

3. James BROWNE


William BROWNE of Elsing

Born: AFT 1526

Notes: from this match the Brownes of Elsing, Com. Southampton derived their descend.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married: Anne HASTINGS

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE


Anthony BROWNE

Born: ABT 1552, Elsing, Norfolk, England

Died: 8 Sep 1628

Father: William BROWNE of Elsing

Mother: Anne HASTINGS

Married: Anne BELL (dau. of Roger Bell and Elizabeth Stoteville)

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE

2. Thomas BROWNE of Elsing

3. Anthony BROWNE

4. Frances BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Born: ABT 1576, Elsing, Norfolk, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Anne BELL

Married: Thomas PLAYTERS 23 Feb 1594

Children:

1. Thomas PLAYTERS


Thomas BROWNE of Elsing

Born: 30 Dec 1582, Elsing, Norfolk, England

Died: 10 Oct 1632, Elsing, Norfolk, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Anne BELL

Married: Margaret DARCY

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. Anne BROWNE

4. Anthony BROWNE

5. Camilla BROWNE

6. William BROWNE


Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Born: 29 Nov 1528/9, Battle Abbey and Cowdray Park, Sussex of Elsing, Norfolk, England

Acceded: 2 Sep 1554

Died: 19 Oct 1592, West Horsley, Surrey, England

Buried: 6 Dec 1592, Midhurst, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Alice GAGE

Married 1: Jane RADCLIFFE

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

2. Mary BROWNE (C. Southampton)

Married 2: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague) 15  Jul 1558, St. James’s Palace

Children:

3. Phillip BROWNE (b. 1559)

4. Henry BROWNE (Sir)

5. George BROWNE

6. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

7. Jane BROWNE

8. Mary BROWNE

9. Elizabeth BROWNE

10. Mabel BROWNE

11. Thomas BROWNE

12. William BROWNE


Mary BROWNE (C. Southampton)

Born: 22 Jul 1552, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Died: 4 Nov 1607, Copt Hall, Epping, Essex, England

Buried: Titchfield, Hampshire, England

Notes: Twin of Anthony. Brought up at Cowdray by her stepmother, Magdalen Dacre, as a devout Catholic. In 1577, Mary’s husband, Henry, second earl of Southampton, suspected her of adultery with one Donesame and sought to deprive her of her children. After Southampton’s death, her daughter, Mary was returned to her. In 1592, it was revealed that one of the Countess’s gentlemen in waiting, Mr. Harrington, and a priest named Butler, had lived in Southampton House in London, Lady Southampton’s principal residence, in 1584, in the next chamber to her cousin, Robert Gage, one of the conspirators in the Babington Plot. At least in part to obtain protection for herself and her family, the Countess remarried on 1594, choosing as her husband Sir Thomas Heneage, an influential courtier. Their wedding may have been the occasion for the first performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Upon Heneage's death, Mary inherited Copt Hall, Essex. Her stepdaughter, Elizabeth Heneage, Lady Finch, guaranteed that Mary would have an annual income of £600 if Mary would pay off Heneage’s debts to the Crown, a total of some £13,000. This Mary agreed to and sold one of her own manors to raise the money. In Jan 1599, she married a third time, to Sir William Hervey. When James I became king, Mary was granted a free gift of £600 from the Exchequer and her son Henry, third Earl of Southampton, who had been imprisoned for his part in the Essex Rebellion, was released from the Tower of London. A. L. Rowse suggests that her estate included Shakespeare’s sonnets, written to Mary’s son, and that William Hervey was the “Mr. W.H.” who provided them to the printer in 1609. Mary was buried at Titchfield with her first husband.

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Mary Browne, C. of Southampton

 by Hans Eworth (1566)

 at Welbeck Abbey

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married 1: Henry WRIOTHESLEY (2º E. Southampton) 19 Feb 1565/6, London, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Henry WRIOTHESLEY (3º E. Southampton)

2. Maria WRIOTHESLEY (B. Wardour)

Married 2: Thomas HENEAGE (Sir Knight) 17 Oct 1595/4

Married 3: William HERVEY (B. Ross) (d. 1642) BEF 31 Jan 1598/9

 


Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 22 Jul 1552, Cowdray, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Died: 29 Jun 1592, Riverbank House, Cowdray Park or in ?Tythorpe, Bucks, England

Buried: 1 Aug 1592, Midhurst Church, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Notes: Twin of Mary. Sheriff of Surrey and Kent, 1580

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane RADCLIFFE

Married: Mary DORMER

Children:

1. Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

2. Dorothy BROWNE

3. Jane BROWNE

4. Catherine BROWNE

5. George BROWNE

6. John BROWNE


Dorothy BROWNE

Born: ABT 1575, Keinton St. Michael, Wiltshire, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary DORMER

Married: Edward LEE ABT 1590, Rightlesthorne, Buckinghamshire, England

Children:

1. Dorothy LEE


Jane BROWNE

Born: ABT 1580, Keinton St. Michael, Wiltshire, England

Died: 17 Sep 1650

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary DORMER

Married: Francis ENGLEFIELD (Sir Bt.) 12 May 1593, St. Mary Somerset, London, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Thomas ENGLEFIELD (b. ABT 1594)

2. Francis ENGLEFIELD (Sir)

3. Dorothy ENGLEFIELD (b. ABT 1598)

4. John ENGLEFIELD (b. ABT 1602)

5. Mary ENGLEFIELD

6. Thomas ENGLEFIELD

7. Margaret ENGLEFIELD

8. Anthony ENGLEFIELD

9. William ENGLEFIELD

10. Henry ENGLEFIELD


Catherine BROWNE

Born: ABT 1585, Keinton St. Michael, Wiltshire, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary DORMER

Married: John TREGONWELL (b. ABT 1565 - d. ABT 1645) ABT 1601, Milton Abbas, Dorset, England

Children:

1. Thomas TREGONWELL (b. 1603 - d. 1655) (m. Dorothy Hastings)


John BROWNE

Born: ABT 1590, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary DORMER

Married: Anne GIFFORD (dau. of Gifford, Esq)

Children:

1. George BROWNE

2. Mary BROWNE

3. Catherine BROWNE

4. Elizabeth BROWNE

5. Estanislaus BROWNE of Eastbourne


Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

Born: 1574

Died: 23 Oct 1629

Buried: 27 Oct 1629, Midhurst, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary DORMER

Anthony Maria, John and George Browne

by Isaac Oliver, 1598. (Fitzwilliam Museum)

Married: Jane SACKVILLE (V. Montagu) Feb 1591, Wiltshire, England

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE

2. Francis BROWNE (3º V. Montague)

3. Mary BROWNE (B. Petre of Writtle)

4. Catherine BROWNE

5. Frances BROWNE

6. Barbara BROWNE

7. Anne BROWNE (Nun)

8. Lucy BROWNE (Nun)

9. Jane BROWNE


Mary BROWNE (B. Petre of Writtle)

Born: ABT 1602

Died: 1685

Father: Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane SACKVILLE (V. Montagu)

Married 1: William PAULET (E. Wiltshire)

Married 2: Robert PETRE (3º B. Petre of Writtle) 1620

Children:

1. William PETRE (4º B. Petre of Writtle)

2. John PETRE (5º B. Petre of Writtle)

3. Thomas PETRE (6º B. Petre of Writtle)

4. Mary PETRE

Married 3: William ARUNDELL (son of Thomas Arundell, B. Wardour)


Catherine BROWNE

Born: ABT 1598, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Father: Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane SACKVILLE (V. Montagu)

Married: William TYRWHITT of Kettelby ABT 1624

Children:

1. Robert TYRWHITT of Kettelby

2. Mary TYRWHITT (b. 1629)

3. Francis TYRWHITT

¿Married 2: John BUDDE?


Frances BROWNE

Born: ABT 1606, Cowdray, Sussex, England

Father: Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane SACKVILLE (V. Montagu)

Married: John BLOMER

Children:

1. Mary BLOMER

2. William BLOMER

3. John BLOMER


Francis BROWNE (3º V. Montague)

Born: 2 Jul 1610

Died: 24 Oct 1682

Buried: 2 Nov 1682, Midhurst

Father: Anthony Maria BROWNE (2º V. Montague)

Mother: Jane SACKVILLE (V. Montagu)

Married: Elizabeth SOMERSET (V. Montagu) 6 Jul 1637, London

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE

2. Francis BROWNE (4º V. Montague)

3. Henry BROWNE

4. Elizabeth BROWNE


George BROWNE

Notes: Ancestor of the Brownes of Wickham in Kent Barts. George Browne, son of the staunchly Catholic first Lord Montague, married Eleanor, daughter of Anthony Bridges of Great Shefford (8 miles NW of Newbury) in 1583. On her marriage her father conveyed to her Great Shefford Manor Farm. It was there that Anthony Bridges sheltered Fr George Snape from about 1584 until 1591. Fr Snape was captured at the farm and abandoned Catholicism, thereby obtaining a pardon. The farm still stands. The Brownes owned Maidencourt Farm, which is less than a mile up the Lambourn Valley from Great Shefford.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague)

Married 1: Eleanor BRYDGES 1583

Children:

1. Jane BROWNE

2. Elizabeth BROWNE

3. Frances BROWNE

Married 2: Mary TYRWHITT

Children:

4. George BROWNE

5. Mary BROWNE


Mary BROWNE

Father: George BROWNE

Mother: Mary TYRWHITT

Married: Thomas PASTON


George BROWNE

Buried: 9 Feb 1663/4, St. Martin's in the Fields

Notes: of Wicham Brews, Kent

Father: George BROWNE

Mother: Mary TYRWHITT

Married: Eleanor BLOUNT

Children:

1. George BROWNE

2. John BROWNE (1º Bt.) (m. Elizabeth Bredley)


Henry BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1562

Died: 6 Feb 1628, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England

Notes: Ancestor of the Brownes of Kidlington.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague)

Married 1: Mary HUNGATE (dau. of William Hungate)

Married 2: Anne CATESBY

Children:

1. Peter BROWNE (d. 14 Jun 1645) (m. Margaret Knollys)


Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Notes: fourth son, seated at Effingham, Ob. S.P.

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague)

Married: Anne BELL of Norfolk


Jane BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague)

Married: Francis LACON of Willey (Sir Knight) Com. Salop


Elizabeth BROWNE

Died: AFT 29 Sep 1623

Father: Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)

Mother: Magdalen DACRE (V. Montague)

Married: Robert DORMER (1° B. Dormer of Wing) ABT 1580

Children:

1. William DORMER (Sir)

2. Anthony DORMER of Grove Park

3. Robert DORMER of Peterley

4. Elizabeth DORMER

5. Magdalen DORMER

6. Catherine DORMER


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